Reasons for Mozilla® Thunderbird Inbox to be Empty
Mozilla Thunderbird is an e-mail client with multiple account managing capacity. It also includes features like quick search, advanced message filtering, message grouping, saved search folders, etc. You need to check the compatibility of Mozilla Thunderbird with your Windows Vista Operating System (OS) before installing it on your system. You need to ensure system requirements of Mozilla Thunderbird for installing it on your system. You also need to ensure there is sufficient hard disk space before installing it. If you do not have enough space on your hard disk, you may not be able to install Mozilla Thunderbird on your system. Sometimes, you may see that the inbox is empty and all the mails from your inbox has been removed. This may be due to various issues in Mozilla Thunderbird, and you can resolve such issues by following simple steps.
The following points explain some tips to resolve empty inbox issues in Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Restoring Inbox
- Inbox Compacting
- Move Mails to Sub-folder
The best method to resolve inbox being empty issue is to restore the inbox. This will help you to restore all the mails from the system itself. To do this, you need to open Mozilla Thunderbird followed by mail folder. There may be more than one folder in your account. This will be effective only if you have a proper back-up folder with all your mails. You can select mails which you want to save to Notepad, and after that you can restore all those files. If the mails are available in 'Deleted' folder, then you can restore those mails from there as well.
Inbox compacting is a method to avoid the issue of an empty inbox in Mozilla Thunderbird. When you removing e-mail from your inbox, or transferring them to any other folder, they are actually getting hidden. Mozilla Thunderbird makes those files ready to be physically removed from the system. The same thing happens when you are removing messages from 'Trash' also. The process of removing deleted files physically is known as 'Compacting'. That means none of the deleted files will be physically removed from the folder until you compact them all. Compacting helps you to reduce the size of folders, and thus improves Mozilla Thunderbird performance.
Move Mails to Sub Folder
It is always better to move files in to sub-folders to avoid the chance of data loss. During the issue related to an empty inbox, none of the mails from these sub-folders will be removed. So you can restore the needed mails from sub-folders. This will help you to store a large number of files in the inbox as well.
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